Premature rupture of membranes at term: A medical and economic rationale for active management

Duff, Patrick
December 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 11, p1541
Academic Journal
Editorial. Points out weaknesses in the research of Gafni et al investigating the costs associated with managing premature rupture of membranes in pregant women at term. The cost of the prostaglandin E2 preparations used in their study compared to misoprostol; The random assigning of women to inpatient and outpatient care; The economic consequences of four perinatal deaths that occurred in the expectant management groups.


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